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Ex-'EastEnders' star slams script writers

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Ex-'EastEnders' star slams script writers
Former EastEnders star Tracy-Ann Oberman has blasted show script writers claiming they "must have been on crack" when they penned her storylines.

Pregnant Tracy-Ann, 37, played the venomous Chrissie Watts for one year and bowed out of the show last Christmas after her alias murdered on-screen husband Den Watts (Leslie Grantham).

Of the storyline, the actress told the Radio Times: “It didn’t make logical or emotional sense - but they said, ‘That’s the soap convention, dear, get used to it’.

“I was worried when four-year-olds said to me, ‘I saw you kill Den.’ I don’t agree with censorship but there has to be a level of responsibility."

Speaking of her time with the show, she went on: “Let’s say they were interesting times. Each executive producer brought in new writing teams. It was a challenge, particularly when the storylines made you laugh out loud. You imagined the writer must have been on crack when they wrote it.

“Because of the ratings war, soap stories become increasingly outrageous, violent and sexual, and less an everyday tale of normal folk. There was a point where every character had been involved in a murder."

She added: “I learnt a lot. In 18 months I knocked up four years of acting experience." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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